I quite enjoyed it – but can anyone explain to me this little problem in the story line. If Padme died immediately after birth, how the hell does Leia remember anything about her, as she describes in Episode VI? I was thinking, until I re-read the Return of the Jedi script, that Luke may have been referring to Leia’s adoptive mother, but no, he is quite explicit “Your real mother”. Surely Lucas could have adapted the storyline to allow Padme to live for a little while, in order to bring Episode VI into line?
I know this would have upset the immediacy of Anakin’s premonitions of Padme’s death, but the visions could have been adapted to happen a year or two later while Padme was kept in hiding, with Luke either sent off early, or just say that guys don’t remember as much as girls. And adapting it would keep sticklers for accuracy like me quiet.
Leia… do you remember your mother? Your
Just a little bit. She died when I was very
What do you remember?
Just…images, really. Feelings.
(a little surprised at his insistence)
She was very beautiful. Kind, but…sad.
(looks up) Why are you asking me all this?
He looks away.
I have no memory of my mother. I never knew
Has Lucas answered this question already? I hope you all spotted the Millenium Falcon early on in the film too.